National and State Register

Little Thompson River Bridge

Weld County

Constructed over the Little Thompson River by Gardner Brothers in 1938, the bridge is associated with the development of US Hwy. 87 north of Denver.

A photo of the bridge in black and white with bowstring arch truss on either side.

Little Thompson River Bridge

Subsequently becoming the route for today’s I-25, the highway served as a major north-south route, joining the major population centers along the western edge of Colorado’s high plains.  Designed by the Colorado Department of Highways and fabricated by Midwest Steel & Iron Works, the single span rigid connected camelback pony truss runs for 104 feet.  The property is associated with the the Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Multiple Property Submission.